“29 October 2009-The General Assembly has voted for the 18th consecutive year to condemn the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba for the past half century and called for it to be lifted. Member States voted overwhelmingly yesterday to adopt a non-binding resolution that voices concern that the embargo […]

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“The General Assembly…concerned about the continued promulgations and application by Member States of laws and regulations…taking note of declarations and resolutions of different intergovernmental forums, bodies and Governments that express the rejection by the international community and public opinion of the promulgation and application of measures of the kind referred to above…reiterates its call upon […]

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“The U.S. Government issued the Cuban Assets Control Regulations…under the Trading With the Enemy Act…On September 3, 2009, OFAC [Office for Foreign Assets Control]  amended the Regulations to implement measures announced by the President [Barack Obama] in April 2009 to promote democracy and human rights in Cuba by easing travel restrictions to facilitate greater contact […]

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“Barack Obama (January 20, 2009—Incumbent). Democratic. Current President Obama is the first African American U.S. president. He was previously a U.S. Senator from Illinois. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He graduated from Columbia University and Harvard Law School.” “U.S. Presidents,” TotallyHistory.com […]

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“The General Assembly…reaffirming, among other principles, the sovereign equality of States, non-intervention and non-interference in their internal affairs and freedom of international trade and navigation…concerned at the continued promulgation and application by Member States of laws and regulations…concerned that, since the adoption of its resolutions…further measures of that nature aimed at strengthening and extending the […]

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“The General Assembly, determined to encourage strict compliance with the purposes and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations…concerned at the continued promulgation and application by Member States of laws and regulations, such as that promulgated on 12 March 1996 known as the ‘Helms-Burton Act’, the extraterritorial effects of which affect the sovereignty […]

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“March 1 [2007]. US Senator Michael B. Enzi  introduces the ‘Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act’ on the floor of the senate: ‘If you keep on doing what you have always been doing,’ he says, ‘you are going to wind up getting what you already got. …We are not hurting the Cuban government; we are […]

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“November 8 [2006]. For the 15th straight year in a row, the UN [United Nations] General Assembly votes overwhelmingly on a resolution to demand an end of the US embargo against Cuba. The vote is 183 in favor of the resolution (to end the embargo) and 4 against, with the nation of Micronesia abstaining. Voting […]

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“[July 11 -2006]. US President G[eorge] W. Bush approves $80 million to be used for ‘boosting democracy in Cuba.’ The fund is the result of proposals from a commission (members of which include [Secretary of State] Condoleezza Rice and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez) exploring ‘US policy towards Cuba after the eventual death of Fidel Castro.’ […]

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“November 8 [2005]. For the 14th straight year, the UN [United Nations] General Assembly votes to end the US embargo against Cuba. The vote is 182 in favor, 4 against (US, Israel, the Marshall Islands, Palau) and 1 abstention (Micronesia).” [Con Embargo] Jerry A. Sierra, “Economic Embargo Timeline,” HistoryofCuba.com […]

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